Course(s) Offered: All available fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Government of Sweden
Country to Study in: Sweden
The IPOET (International Programme Office for Education and Training) Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Government of Sweden.
They are funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, but are administered and awarded by Chalmers University of Technology (or simply, Chalmers) to prospective fee-paying students.
For the academic year 2016, Chalmers will award about 50 of these scholarships to eligible applicants.
The scholarships are available to:
- Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education, and
- First year Master's Programme applicants
The selection is based on the applicants' relative academic excellence, which primarily includes weighted average grade but also home university´s stature (including position on global ranking lists) and priority order of the application for Chalmers Master´s programmes.
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT the European Union/EEA countries)
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Fields of Study
The scholarship is NOT restricted to any particular course of study. All of the current Master’s Programmes at Chalmers starting in 2016 are eligible.
Number of awards
About fifty (50) scholarships will be granted for 2016
The award covers the whole duration of the masters programme -- 4 semesters spanning over 2 years
The IPOET scholarships covers 75% of the tuition fee for all available Master´s programmes at Chalmers. This means a 75% reduction of the tuition fees (4 semesters / 2 year programme).
Students who excel during their first year of studies may receive an increased scholarship reduction, which covers 85% of the tuition fee during the second and final year of studies.
No funds are transferred to the scholarship laureates.
Method of Application
You are required to fill in the online scholarship application form. However, it is obligatory to submit an application for Chalmers' Master's Programmes at University Admissions prior to making a scholarship application.
It is only after you successfully submit an application for a masters programme that you will be able to obtain your individual application number, which must be entered correctly in the scholarship application portal in order for the Scholarship Committee to obtain information about what Master's Programmes you have applied to at Chalmers, etc.
A personal link to the scholarship application portal will be sent to you via email once you have submitted some key information as requested on the official website (link to it is below).
If you do not have all necessary information at hand to complete all steps of the electronic application form, your scholarship application will not be considered. Thus, it is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.
Scholarships administered by Chalmers for Master's Studies starting Autumn 2016 will have an application deadline of 15 January 2016. So, all applications for the IPOET Scholarships MUST be received on or before 15 January 2016.
In summary, the IPOET scholarship is awarded primarily based on academic merits, with an emphasis on academic excellence.
These scholarships do not cover living expenses in Sweden. They are awarded as a tuition fee reduction, covering 75% of the tuition fee. No grants are transferred to the scholarship laureates as monetary funds.
Students awarded the scholarship still need to prove to the Swedish Migration Board that they are able to provide sufficient funds to cover the remaining tuition fee and living expenses during the whole period of study, in order to be granted a Resident permit for academic studies in Sweden. For more information, visit the Swedish Migration Board.
The IPOET scholarships is funded by the International Programme Office for Education and Training (IPOET) and allocated and granted by Chalmers.
Application Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to International students: Yes
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